How to install the ezCAN Mojave for BMW Bikes

Installation guide:

This is a step by step guide to installing the HEX ezCAN Mojave for BMW motorcycles.

The following bikes are supported by the HEX ezCAN Mojave for BMW Bikes:

  • BMW R 1300 GS (2024+) – KA1
  • 1x HEX ezCAN Mojave Device
  • 1x Micro USB Cable
  • 4x 2-wire stub connectors (Black/Orange)
  • 4x 1-wire terminal wires (Orange)
  • 4x Blanking seals
  • 3x Blanking Plugs
  • 20x Cable Ties
  • 1x Adventure Sleeve on the device

What your ezCAN should look like:



This is a good time to plan your installation by:

  • Unboxing the HEX ezCAN
  • Deciding on what accessories you will be installing and their requirements (e.g. do some accessories require to be connected in a specific manner or to a specific output channel?)
  • Reading section 3 “Installing for Life” in the HEX ezCAN User Manual and evaluating your planned installation
  • Registering your HEX ezCAN (Tip: you simply need to connect it to your computer using the USB cable, meaning you can do it at the comfort of your desk right now)


Now that you have taken some time to think and plan your installation, you are ready to get your hands dirty (figuratively of course)!



Required tools:

  • 10mm Wrench or socket
  • Torx T40 (Optional)


To fit HEX ezCAN Mojave you will need to remove the rider and pillion seats.  If your bike has heated seats, you will need to unplug the seat heating connections under both the rider and pillion seats.

The HEX ezCAN Mojave will need to be connected to the motorcycle battery and to the (XDWA) connector.

The only tools required would be a 10mm wrench or socket needed to remove the battery bolts.

The motorcycle battery is located underneath the rider’s seat, in the area close to the motorcycle fuel tank.

Location of motorcycle battery

Optional: You may also want to remove the cross brace to ease cable routing. This is held in place by the 4x Torx T40 bolts.

Location of cross brace


If your motorcycle has the optional Alarm fitted: the XDWA connection is located at the Alarm underneath the pillion seat – as shown.

With optional alarm fitted

If your motorcycle does not have the optional Alarm fitted: the XDWA connection is located underneath the pillion seat – as shown.

Without optional alarm fitted



To remove the OE XDWA connector, pull the white tab away from the connector and then depress the tab to release the locking mechanism.

Releasing the XDWA connector from the BMW R 1300 GS – as viewed from the left side of the motorcycle

Releasing the XDWA connector from the BMW R 1300 GS – as viewed from the right side of the motorcycle

If your bike has an alarm, connect the HEX ezCAN wiring harness between the alarm controller and the bike’s wiring harness. 

If your bike does not have an alarm, connect the ezCAN’s harness to the bike’s harness and click the other end into the retaining plug that protected the bike’s OE plug.



Connecting the HEX ezCAN to the battery is straightforward.

Disconnect the battery cables. ALWAYS disconnect the Negative first and reconnect it last. In doing so you will prevent possible short circuits if a tool connected to the positive terminal touches the metal frame of the motorcycle.

Connect the HEX ezCAN battery harness, reconnect the battery terminals in the reverse order (positive terminal first, followed by the negative terminal).

The HEX ezCAN LED should be a solid green for around a minute, before the ezCAN goes to sleep and the green LED goes off.

Routing the cables and finding a suitable place for your HEX ezCAN depends on a number of factors and your preference.  Ensure that the wires are routed securely so they don’t chafe or pinch over time. Attach with cable ties where required.

Suggested locations for your HEX ezCAN are shown in the images above (tucked into a side panel) or below for easier access.



The HEX ezCAN kit includes four two stub connectors (Orange) with male connection terminals. The stub connectors are made up of the following types:
  • 4 x Two wire stub connectors (Orange)
  • 4 x Terminal Wires (Orange)
  • 4 x Blanking seals
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If your auxiliary lights have three wires change the two-wire stub connector into a three-wire see the image below. If your auxiliary lights have two wires use the two-wire stub connectors for accessories that have power and ground wires only.

If you are not going to use one or more of the circuit functions it is recommended that you install a blanking plug over the unused output. The HEX ezCAN product contains three blanking plugs.

Insert blanking seal to use as a two-wire stub connector 
Insert terminal wire to use as a three-wire stub connector

4 x Terminal wires and Blanking seals
4 x Two Wire Stub Connectors


Connect the terminals of the high-power stub connectors to the correct female terminals on the ezCAN.

Connect the spotlight’s ground wire to the ground wire of the stub connector.

If you are installing spotlights equipped with a third wire for light-intensity control, connect the spotlight control wire to the control wire of the stub connector. If the spotlight only has two wires, use the two wire stub connectors.

If you received four different coloured wires, please note the colour-coding on the output wires must match the colours in the output configuration you select from the HEX ezCAN circuit function software. Red to red, yellow to yellow, etc. Black wire is Battery Negative and the Red, Blue,Yellow and White are the Positive Supply.


The HEX ezCAN Extension Kit provides you with everything that you need to connect your front auxiliary lights, brake lights and horn to the ezCAN, with additional connectors to facilitate other accessories. You can purchase the Extension Cable Kit here.

  • 2 x 1.5m 3-core extension cables (typically used for 2-wire or 3wire front accessory lights)
  • 1 x 0.5m 3-core extension cable (typically used for brake lights)
  • 1 x 1.5m 2-core extension cable with spade connectors on one end (typically used to connect air horns or other 2-wire accessories)
  • 3 x female MT-3 connector kit including pins and wire seals
  • 5 x male MT-3 connector kit including pins and wire seals
  • 5 x blanking seals (where only 2 terminals are used in a 3-wire connector)
  • 6 x 20mm adhesive lined Heat-shrink
  • 2 x female spade connector terminals (6.3mm)
  • 1m Sheathing
Front auxiliary lights extensions
Horn extension
Adhesive lined heat shrink & 1m sheathing
Brake/Accessory extension



Most newly installed accessories can be tested simply with the ignition “ON”, but some brake functions will require the bike to be in motion and traveling above a certain speed. For example, emergency braking requires deceleration of more than 21km/h/s (kilometres per hour per second).

SAFETY NOTICE: Test and check your installations and accessories in a safe, controlled environment. Caution is advised at all times. Extra vigilance is required when testing new features or accessories. You do so at your own risk.

DISCLAIMER: HEX ezCAN is not liable for any injury or damage howsoever caused and all products and services are used at your own risk.



Complete the installation by:

  • Ensuring all cables and cable harnesses are secure and that the ezCAN has a snug, secure place to rest (use the provided cable ties where required)
  • Replacing the parts and screws that were removed in Step 2 (in the reverse order)
  • Finally, give your installation a final inspection and a final test. 

Well done! Now finish that beer whilst you read the important information in the User Manual on how to set the brightness of your lights using your bike’s handlebar controls. Did you know you can also toggle your accessory lights on and off using your handlebar controls?  

Top Tip: Skip the rest and read section 5 of the HEX ezCAN User Manual!

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